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March 8, 2001 6:21 AM   Subscribe

WSJ/NBC conducted a pretty extensive poll about the state of the country ranging from taxes to energy concerns to the Golden Dollar. I got the phone call to participate in the poll on Saturday and the questions were thought provoking and relevant...here are the results.
posted by Princess Buttercup (5 comments total)

 
By 66% to 23%, poll respondents overwhelmingly agree that "Congress should pass a tax cut as a way to help stimulate the economy," and by a 2-to-1 margin they agree a tax cut would be "the right prescription" for the economy without reigniting federal deficits.

Wow. This is even higher than I expected. But I guess the fact that Gephardt and Daschle are racing to propose their own huge tax cuts should have been the tip-off.
posted by mikewas at 7:54 AM on March 8, 2001


Sounds like a dodgy poll to me. "Do you agree that Congress should pass a tax cut to help stimulate the economy?" is a shamefully loaded question. (As Britain in the late 80s proved, tax cuts can often stimulate the economy like a cattleprod to the groin.)
posted by holgate at 8:34 AM on March 8, 2001


Second that, Holgate. Here's another gem from the poll:

Which do you think should be a greater priority for the Bush Administration--maintaining economic growth or restoring moral and family values?

It's really a shame that while we were concentrating on this economic growth, our moral and family values (haven't seen that phrase in a while) completely imploded. These and many other "facts" may be found in the Compleat Guide to Horseshit and Other Ways To Avoid Thinking.
posted by Skot at 8:52 AM on March 8, 2001


I never was one to believe that the President should be or is the MORAL leader of our country. Our moral compass should never point towards DC. I just don't think its possible to have a morally correct politian.
posted by Princess Buttercup at 9:45 AM on March 8, 2001


Mr. Burns, your candidacy seems the have the momentum of a runaway train, why are you so popular?
posted by chrismc at 10:22 AM on March 8, 2001


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